Sky’s the limit for Shaun

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - South-east Metro - Lucy Jarvis

AN av­er­age work­ing day could see Shaun Steiner (19) sky-high in a boom lift fix­ing a light, or in­doors in­stalling wires and light fit­tings.

The third-year ap­pren­tice elec­tri­cian, who cur­rently works at Perth Air­port with elec­tri­cal con­trac­tor AB Til­bury, said the va­ri­ety of elec­tri­cal work sparked his in­ter­est.

“Ever since I was young I al­ways tin­kered with elec­tri­cal stuff,” he said.

“I love the va­ri­ety of work I get given; there’s all kinds of things you can do in the elec­tri­cal in­dus­try.”

He has been pre­par­ing to rep­re­sent WA in next week’s WorldSkills Aus­tralia Na­tional Com­pe­ti­tion after win­ning gold in the re­gional com­pe­ti­tion, nom­i­nated by his em­ployer Elec­tri­cal Group Train­ing.

“Twice a week I go to the col­lege for a cou­ple of hours and prac­tise all sorts of things, like bond­ing con­duits and test­ing cir­cuits,” he said.

In Perth for the first time since 1989, the 2014 WorldSkills Aus­tralia na­tional com­pe­ti­tion will run from Septem­ber 18-20. It will coin­cide with the an­nual Skills West Expo and 60 West Aus­tralians will com­pete in a range of trades.

Lo­cal com­peti­tors are heavy ve­hi­cle me­chanic Jack­son Beurteaux, of Carlisle, and elec­tri­cal in­staller Trent O’Brien, of Man­ning.

Pic­ture: Elle Borg­ward

Shaun Steiner loves the va­ri­ety of work avail­able in the elec­tri­cal in­dus­try.

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